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Quality and Innovation at UT Arlington


Nursing Education That Is Second to None

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is known for the quality of its online nursing degree programs and its graduates. UT Arlington is the largest nursing school at a public university in the country, but that size does not take away from the quality of the individual student’s education. The innovative research and the range of available advanced degrees — as well as selective admissions — have earned UT Arlington “Carnegie Tier One” status. UT Arlington’s Smart Hospital is one of the leading training facilities in the nation, providing cutting-edge patient simulators and other technology nurses need to succeed in the 21st century.

Employers’ Assessment of UT Arlington Graduates

UT Arlington sends feedback forms to employers who have hired their graduates and current nursing students. According to these surveys, 97.3 percent of UT Arlington’s RN to BSN students use evidence-based practice. These employers also report 99.4 percent are change agents, and 98.6 percent of RN to BSN students consistently demonstrate skill at inter-professional collaborative practice. Hiring managers know that candidates who have completed one of the online nursing degree programs at UT Arlington will be great additions to their teams.

Size Matters

UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation — the largest college at the university — produces more nurses than any other school in Texas, and it is ranked third in the nation. Prospective students may fear that they will get lost in the shuffle at such a large school, but UT Arlington’s nursing program was specifically designed to accommodate large enrollments. Online and traditional students all receive individual instruction and opportunities to work in small teams.

Advanced Degrees Online

University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing offers advanced nursing degrees online. As the demand for nurses increases, so will the demand for nurse managers and nurse faculty. UT Arlington offers several graduate nursing degree programs, including an MSN for Family Nurse Practitioner as well as an MSN in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Anne Bavier, Dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, explains the benefits of these degrees: “The importance of advanced degrees in nursing is that every time you accumulate more knowledge in nursing, you open more doors for yourself. Either to practice, to research, to leadership and to community service.” UT Arlington’s MSN program was listed in the U.S. News and World Report‘s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs in 2016.

Technology Innovation

Modern healthcare is becoming more and more dependent on technology, which improves patient outcomes, workplace safety and community health. Today, nurses need the know-how to take advantage of these advances, and UT Arlington offers the technological training to create tech-savvy nurses. The program’s Smart Hospital is a perfect example.

When it comes to a quality nursing education, you cannot go wrong with an online nursing degree program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Employers give UT Arlington graduates and students top marks in every metric. More than 90 percent of nursing students graduate and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Bavier says, “We’re so good because we never stop. We’re ahead of the curve on everything we do.” With seven online nursing degree programs, nurses at every stage of their career have convenient and quality options to advance their careers to the next level.

Learn more about UT Arlington’s online nursing programs.



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